Nought meaning

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Nothing; something which does not exist.
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A thing or person of no worth or value; nil.
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Not any quantity of number; zero; the score of no points in a game.
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The figure or character representing, or having the shape of, zero.
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To abase, to set at nought.
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To no extent; in no way; not at all.
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Nothing; zero.
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Nothing; naught.
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The figure zero (0)
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Origin of nought

  • Middle English noght, from Old English nōwiht, which in turn comes from ne-ō-wiht which was a phrase used as an emphatic no meaning "not a thing". Eventually this degenerated into 'nought', 'nawt' and then 'not'.

    From Wiktionary